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World Championship International Team Medal Lyon, France 1921


MEDAL-NRA INTERNATIONAL TEAM, UNION INTERNATIONALE DE TIR, MATCHES LYON 1921. THE MEDAL RIBBON IS GREEN WITH A CENTRAL STRIPE OF RED, WHITE AND BLUE. THE MEDAL HAS A BAR/PIN AND ONE ADDITIONAL BAR ON THE RIBBON.  THE PLANCHET IS OVAL IN SHAPE. THE OBVERSE OF THE PLANCHET HAS A CLASSICAL FEMALE FIGURE HOLDING A BOW AND ARROW.

Title: World Championship International Team Medal Lyon, France 1921
Accession #: NHHC 2000-158-33
Circa: 1921
Size: 3"x1.5"
Medium: Silver, Silk
Location: Headquarters Artifact Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command

At the 1921 World Championship in Lyon, France, Carl T Osburn competed in the 300-meter Free Rifle, Three Positions individual competition event, earning a Silver Medal. The US Team won Gold.

One oval medal, with ribbon, pin and clasp bar. Attached to the ribbon is one silver device bar.  Pin and clasp obverse reads "US National Rifle Association 1921." Ribbon is green with small vertical red, white, and blue stripes in the center.

Silver device bar reads "International Team." The obverse medal design shows a woman with a bow reaching towards a shining star. Scrollwork design along edges are interwoven with branches.


MEDAL-NRA INTERNATIONAL TEAM, UNION INTERNATIONALE DE TIR, MATCHES LYON 1921. THE MEDAL RIBBON IS GREEN WITH A CENTRAL STRIPE OF RED, WHITE AND BLUE.

The reverse of the medal is topped with a shining star. Rifles on either side of a column with a text box that reads "Matches Lyon 1921." Above the text reads "Union International de Tir." Engraved below is COMDR CT Osburn USN." At bottom of the medal is a target with crossed rifles. 

Published: Fri Jan 18 10:09:36 EST 2019